Franny and Zooey | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Eberhard Alsen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Franny and Zooey.
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Critical Essay by Eberhard Alsen

SOURCE: "Franny," in Salinger's Glass Stories as a Composite Novel, The Whitston Publishing Company, 1983, pp. 21-32.

In the following essay, Alsen notes the similarities between Salinger's "Franny" and "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," and asserts that "Franny" signals a new direction for Salinger in terms of thematic and narrative techniques.

"Franny" was published in January of 1955, nine months before "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters." But it was probably written several years earlier, at a time when the plan of the Glass series had not yet taken shape, for it does not mention Seymour, nor does it mention that Franny's last name is Glass. Also, the story contains two pieces of information that are later contradicted in the story "Zooey" (1957). Franny tells...

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